What is Art?

IMG_1100We in the AFMC often ask: “What is art?” When answering that question, the general public will often list the obvious, such as sculpture, painting, symphony orchestras and ballet. Sometimes a person might include acting, or architecture or jewelry.

In the AFMC, we are trying to stretch our imaginations, to think outside the ordinary when it comes to defining art.

When we met with administration staff from the Hanford REACH to discuss our fall membership celebration, they were surprised to hear that we consider culinary arts, landscaping, textile art, and writing as ways to expand and beautify – as art.

Yet isn’t it true that whatever expands the human spirit can be art. And when we begin to see it as art, we help improve and beautify our surroundings, and thereby expand our imaginations.

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